Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acid Reflux http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/acid-reflux/condition-rss Acid Reflux en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:52:55 EDT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:52:55 EDT Long-Term PPI Use or Fundoplication for GERD Treatmenthttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Long-Term-PPI-Use-or-Fundoplication-for-GERD-TreatmentExperts discuss the pros and cons of long-term proton pump inhibitor use and surgical fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:28:54 EDTAcid Reflux: More Than a Nuisancehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Acid-Reflux-More-Than-a-NuisanceAcid reflux is frequently dismissed as a nuisance, but can lead to serious damage to the stomach and esophagus if not properly treated.Fri, 30 May 2014 05:19:26 EDTBracelet-Like Device Appears to Control Chronic Acid Refluxhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Bracelet-Like-Device-Appears-to-Control-Chronic-Acid-RefluxC. Daniel Smith, MD, chair of the surgery department at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses a bracelet-like device with magnetic beads that is designed to control acid reflux.Fri, 30 May 2014 05:11:56 EDTThroat Bracelet Helps Patients Suffering from Acid Refluxhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Throat-Bracelet-Helps-Patients-Suffering-from-Acid-RefluxThe LINX Reflux Management System, which was approved by the FDA in 2012, has demonstrated impressive results in a study involving 100 participants with long-term acid reflux.Mon, 13 May 2013 11:01:39 EDTHigh Doses, Long Durations: Veterans and GERD Treatmentshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/High-Doses-Long-Durations-Veterans-and-GERD-TreatmentsA study including military veterans indicates that proton pump inhibitors are frequently prescribed for extended periods at higher-than-recommended doses.Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:08:01 EDTDiabetes: A Risk Factor for PPI Failure?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Diabetes-A-Risk-Factor-for-PPI-FailureDiabetes patients appear to be at significantly increased risk of experiencing proton pump inhibitor (PPI) failure. In addition, PPIs may be an effective means of increasing glycemic control in diabetes patients.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:32:17 ESTAcid Reflux: The Search for Alternatives When PPIs Don't Workhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Acid-Reflux-The-Search-for-Alternatives-When-PPIs-Dont-WorkResearchers are pursuing a variety of treatment options for the significant portion of patients whose reflux symptoms continue despite taking proton pump inhibitors.Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:39:23 EDTExtraesophageal Manifestation of Acid Refluxhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Extraesophageal-Manifestation-of-Acid-RefluxExtrasophageal symptoms of acid reflux can confound diagnosis as they are very different from those that occur in and around the esophagus.Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:40:11 EDTNocturnal Awakenings: Acid Reflux as a Causehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Nocturnal-Awakenings-Acid-Reflux-as-a-CauseAccording to the results of a literature review, proton pump inhibitors can help prevent wakening during the night due to acid reflux.Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:30:41 EDTBetter Counseling May Help Deal With PPI Overusehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Better-Counseling-May-Help-Deal-With-PPI-OveruseClinicians need to modify their approach when informing patients of negative reflux testing results, according to the authors of a new study.Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:20:46 EDTStudy: PPIs Don't Help Asthmatic Childrenhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Study-PPIs-Dont-Help-Asthmatic-ChildrenThe common practice of prescribing proton pump inhibitors to children with asthma appears to be without basis, according to the results of a study.Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:14:23 EDTPetition Calls for Boxed Warning on PPIs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Petition-Calls-for-Boxed-Warning-on-PPIs Acid-reducing drugs should come with warnings about the risks of long-term use, according to a watchdog group.Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:27:00 EDT